The History of Leith

June 18, 2006

Charlie Mash or Those Girls at the School

This ballad begins: ‘My name’s Chrlie Mash, and I’ve just come from school, / With the heartache, the blues, and the tears in my eye; / I’ve had a good hiding’ they have called me a spoon, / If I wasn’t afraid, for two pins I would die . . . ‘ Below the title, it is recorded that ‘THIS POPULAR SONG CAN BE HAD POET’S BOX, Overgate, Dundee’. for more click here

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